On This Day

Historical Figures Who Died in 1724

  • Feb 12 Elkanah Settle, English poet and playwright, dies at 76
  • Mar 7 Innocent XIII [Michelangiolo dei Conti], Pope (1721-24), dies at 68
  • Mar 8 Enrico Giovanni Zuccalli, Swiss architect, dies at about 81
  • May 3 John Leverett the Younger, American President of Harvard, dies at 61
  • May 18 Johann K. Amman, Swiss-Dutch doctor for deaf-mutes, dies at 54
  • Jun 15 Henry Sacheverell, English churchman and politician (b. 1674)
  • Oct 2 François-Timoléon de Choisy, French writer (Quatre dialogues sur l'immortalité de l'âme), dies at on his 80th birthday
  • Nov 11 Joseph Blake, alias "Blueskin", a highwayman known for attacking "Thief-Taker General" (and thief) Jonathan Wild at the Old Bailey, is hanged in London. (b. c. 1700)
  • Nov 16 Jack Sheppard, English robber, hanged
  • Nov 18 Bartolomeu de Gusmão, Portuguese naturalist (b. 1685)